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Scituate is a town in Plymouth County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "cold brook"
The latitude of Scituate is 42.195N. The longitude is -70.726W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,863.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Scituate demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Plymouth County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02066 ZIP code.
7% of Scituate residents report German ancestry, and 35% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Scituate ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Scituate was $33,940, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of Scituate residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Scituate, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $682. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,606.
Libraries in Scituate include Scituate Town Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Scituate include Scituate Mariner
The average commute time for Scituate workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Scituate between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Scituate include Inn at Scituate Harbor.
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